World Class Australia 2012 Winner

The winner of the World Class Australia competition for 2012 was announced last night at a soirée held at the Roosevelt Cocktail Bar and Restaurant.

Ten finalists competed in five challenges over three days for the coveted title including the Cocktail and Food Pairing at Sokyo.

Before announcing the winner, Sven Almenning, Owner Behind Bars/Speakeasy Group, spoke for his passion for the competition and described it as the vehicle to lift bartenders into the serious realms that chefs enjoy today.

Tim Philips
Tim Philips

Congratulations to Tim Philips from Hemmesphere in NSW on winning World Class Australia 2012. He will be going to Rio to compete in the World Class global finals in July.

World Class Australia
L-R: Angus Burton, Tim Philips, Philip Gandevia

Congratulations also go to Angus Burton and Philip Gandevia, second and third runners up respectively.

For a photo gallery of the event, visit Gourmantic on Facebook.

Update – Dec 2012: Tim D Philips has since opened his new bar, Bulletin Place in Sydney.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.